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New pattern: Beckenham Ladies Scarf
Have you noticed that the evenings are getting cooler? Even the hottest of days can feel slightly chilly when the sun dips below the horizon. Autumn is clearly just around the corner.
So here are three cotton scarves to help bridge that transition from summer to the cooler months – perfect for days down at the beach or meeting up with friends for an afternoon picnic in the park. This is the Beckenham Ladies Scarf and it features a wonderfully textured reversible pattern from our Reversible Knitting Stitches book.
These new scarves have a a pleasing symmetrical patterning and neat seed stitch edges for a soft, feminine touch. The scarves can be worked in a Sportweight cotton/Modal yarn or an Aran weight cotton.
For more details about this new pattern, please click here, or read my latest blogpost here.
News: E-book 2nd Edition coming in September!
A quick update on the new E-book. We are pleased to say we are on track to have the new edition ready to send everyone by the end of September! The new edition will have more than 250 reversible stitch patterns, and photos of 80 project examples to inspire you in your own work. You can read all about this exciting new update here and read the latest news in my Blogpost.
We will send the new E-book out to everyone who currently has the 1st Edition and will post more updates here as they become available.
New pattern – Trevarren Placemat Set
I have just uploaded a new pattern for a set of placemats! The Trevarren Placemat Set has been worked in a lovely dusky blue cotton using one of the new reversible stitches that we will be adding to the 2nd Edition of our E-Book this autumn.
The front of this stitch has a wonderfully strong, graphic design with a deep cellular pattern while the reverse side shows smooth undulating ribs with dotted purls set in a neat grid.
The set includes instructions for two sizes of placemats plus matching coasters. Details are also given for an extra-thick hot-pad and larger tablemat to protect your table from hot dishes.
Please click here for more details about this new pattern.
Where we like to knit
If you click on the "About" tab of this website, you will see that I have a gallery of places where I like to knit, courtesy of my husband Tim's photos. Well, here's another one to add to that collection!
This was during our visit to Sweden last year and the photo shows Anna and I knitting together by Lake Mälaren in the gardens of Grönsöö Palace just to the west of Stockholm.
It was gloriously sunny and warm during our visit and it was so enjoyable to be with Anna and her husband.
Please click here to read more about this beautiful place.
KNITTING PATTERNS and E-BOOKS
The new edition of our innovative E-Book, Reversible Knitting Stitches, will be arriving by the end of September!
Please click the button below for more information.
All the knitting patterns can be downloaded instantly so you can start your knitting today! Click the button below to browse all the available designs.